Haiwee Reservoir at Los Angeles is Filled

Haiwee Reservoir at Los Angeles is Filled

Fed by melting snows of Mt. Whitney. Mt. Kearsarge and Mt. Tom and other peaks of the southern Sierras, the upper aqueduct of the water system of Los Angeles, Cal., is now running to capacity. Approximately 550,000,000 gallons of Owens River water every 24 hours, just twice the carrying capacity of the lower portion of the equeduct was turned in at the intake at the orders of Chief Engineer William Mulholland, and is pouring into the Haiwee reservoir, sixty miles below. The upper aqueduct, from the intake on Owens River, about thirty-five miles above Owens Lake, was constructed to carry twice the capacity of the canals and siphons below. For twenty-two miles below the intake the water is carried in an open canal. Reports received at Engineer Mulhollatid’s office were to the effect that the big ditch is standing the severe test without a single break. The Franklin Canyon line will be complete in a short time. Soon aqueduct water will be ready for distribution in the city mains as far south as Slauson and Western avenues. Aqueduct water is still being run into the river below the San Fernando dam to be pumped up at the Narrows to augment the supply.

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